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Lucinda Marshall

Penn Station

Shops hawking quinoa salad
and kale chips now prettify its tunnels,
but nothing can disguise
the familiar piss smell
that permeates the ancient bones
of Penn Station as it greets
a long lost friend, just off the train.

Lucinda Marshall is a writer, artist, and activist, who appreciates the judicious use of brevity, you can learn more about her work on her website, Reclaiming Medusa, http://www.lucindamarshall.com.

Lucinda Marshall

Ode to Abandoned Tea Mugs

The location of each
partially consumed mug,
still steaming with inviting aroma,
marks the place where
some crucial thought
requiring immediate action
crossed my mind,
leading to the irresponsible,
insensitive abandonment
of lovely, warm comfort,
found days later,
rancidly cold and
steeped with recrimination.

Lucinda Marshall is a writer, artist, and activist whose recent and upcoming poetry publications include Common Dreams, Stepping Stones Magazine, Poetica Magazine, and ISLE.

Lucinda Marshall

Ode to Abandoned Tea Mugs

The location of each
partially consumed mug,
still steaming with inviting aroma,
marks the place where
some crucial thought
requiring immediate action
crossed my mind,
leading to the irresponsible,
insensitive abandonment
of lovely, warm comfort,
found days later,
rancidly cold and
steeped with recrimination.

 

Lucinda Marshall is a writer, artist, and activist whose recent and upcoming poetry publications include Common Dreams, Stepping Stones Magazine, Poetica Magazine,and ISLE.